SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

June 29, 2011 09:45 ET

Equity Research on Coldwater Creek Inc. and The Talbots, Inc. - If She's Happy, Everybody's Happy

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Coldwater Creek Inc. (NASDAQ: CWTR) and The Talbots, Inc. (NYSE: TLB). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

If there is demand, this sector shines, however, due to a weakened economy and higher unemployment rates, lackluster discretionary income growth could cause irritability in the apparel and accessories demand. Accessories and differentiated fashion continue to outperform the category, but at a slower pace. Strong luxury couture brands are estimated to rebound extending throughout 2011, reflecting core luxury shoppers. According to NPD consumer estimated data, first-quarter 2011 apparel sales declined 1.6%. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, sales at clothing and accessories stores rose 4.1% year to year in the 2011 first quarter.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Coldwater Creek Inc. as a national specialty retailer of women's apparel, accessories, jewelry and gift items sold under the Coldwater Creek brand. It serves its customers through its retail and direct segments. Coldwater's retail segment includes retail stores and outlet stores along with its day spa locations, while the direct segment consists of its direct-to-consumer business through e-commerce, and phone and mail operations. The Company designs and develops its apparel either in-house or through collaboration with independent designers. The entire report on Coldwater Creek Inc. (NASDAQ: CWTR) is available here:

World Street has highlighted The Talbots, Inc. as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of women's apparel, accessories and shoes. Talbots operate stores in the United States and Canada. In addition, its customers can shop online or via its catalogs. The Talbots brand offers a collection of classic sportswear, casual wear, dresses, coats, sweaters, accessories and shoes, consisting Talbots own branded merchandise in misses, petites, woman and woman petite sizes. On July 2, 2009, Talbots sold certain J. Jill assets to Jill Acquisition LLC. The entire report on The Talbots, Inc. (NYSE: TLB) is available here:

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